Don't go with the marketing hype which MS always does, Windows Azure isn't the latest Microsoft operating system. It's a business strategy. One that shows Redmond believes the days in which it can make fat profits from software alone are numbered.


Let's deal with the technology for a moment. Windows Azure is a hosted, runtime version of Windows Server.That means when you are running an application on Windows Azure, you are actually running Windows Server VMs inside a core Azure fabric. OK, that's out of the way. Now let's look at the business plan.